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The State of Houston Energy, and Irish Author Colm Tóibín: Thursday’s Show (May 4, 2017)

The State of Houston Energy, and Irish Author Colm Tóibín: Thursday’s Show (May 4, 2017)

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of energy and environment in Greater Houston with the help of Travis Bubenik, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter.

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Your Gardening Questions Answered

Whether you’re an expert-level gardener, or you’re just starting out, Houston Matters is here to help! Horticulturist Linda Gay of the Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball joins us in studio to answer all of your gardening questions!

Irish Author Colm Tóibín

Award-winning Irish author Colm Tóibín is probably best known for his novel Brooklyn, about an Irish girl who emigrates to New York. In 2015, it was turned into a movie starring Saorise Ronan. His latest novel, House of Names, is a departure from Brooklyn – and from his last few stories centered around Ireland. The novel retells a classic tale from Greek mythology.

Houston Public Media’s Edel Howlin talked with Tóibín about this change in direction for his storytelling. Tóibín will be in Houston to hold a reading Monday (May 8, 2017) at 7:30 p.m. as part of Inprint’s Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. You can watch a live stream of the event at Houston Public Media-dot-org.

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